Round trip in Sri Lanka
Itinerary - 02 Nights and 03 Days Tour package
Round Trip Day - 1
Meet and Greet, Peradeniya and Kandy
Upon arrival at the Bandaranayke International Airport, the guests will be met by a German Speaking guide and proceed thereafter to the World Heritage City of Kandy. Approx 3-4hrs drive.
The Gardens of Peradeniya covers Approximately 147 acres and attracts over 2 million visitors annually. It is home to over 4000 species of plants and some of these magnificent garden’s date back to the time of king Wickramabahu the 3rd in 1371. Along with the plethora of plants and the famous Avenue of Palms one can also see the Cannonball Tree planted by King George the 5th of the United Kingdom.
Declared as a World Heritage Site, Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings, before the country was brought under British rule in 1815. Famous for its rich heritage and splendour, this magnificent city was last ruled by King Sri Wickramarajasinghe. The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is the most significant highlight of the city along with the Kandy Lake.
The Gem Museum and a Lapidary will give you an insight into Sri Lanka’s Gem Industry. The metamorphic types of gems constitute 90% of the gem deposits in Sri Lanka. It has been estimated that nearly 25% of the total land area of Sri Lanka is potentially gem-bearing, making Sri Lanka one of the countries with the highest density of gem deposits compared to its landmass.
The town has many other attractions as well. A visit to the Bazaar is a must, and then immerse oneself in some tradition and culture at the arts & crafts centre. A stop over at the Batik and Silk Factories is highly recommended as well. Sri Lanka has a proud heritage of arts and crafts, and you’ll find a distinctive memento to take home among the wide range of items for sale in Kandy.
Complete your evening in Kandy with a cultural show featuring traditional Sri Lankan Dances. The dance patterns and styles vary from region to region within the island. The Kandyan dance encompasses various dance forms popular and native to the area called Kandy of the Central Hills region known as Udarata in Sri Lanka, which have today spread to other parts of the country. It is an example of Sinhalese culture in Sri Lanka.
Round Trip Day - 2
Further into the Hills – The Town of Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast, it’s time to journey to Nuwara Eliya. A beautiful scenic trip that will last a lifetime of memories. The drive, that will last aprx 6-7hrs from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya will take you along many breath-taking plantations, waterfalls, rivers, and other places of wondrous natural beauty.
Nuwara Eliya, also referred to as Little England is steeped in history, legend, and folklore. Our guide is very flexible, and any other places of interest not mentioned in this itinerary can be visited as well. Speak to your guide; he is a wealth of knowledge.
The town is at an altitude of 1,868 m (6,128 ft) and is considered to be the most important location for tea production in Sri Lanka. The city is overlooked by Pidurutalagala, the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka. Nuwara Eliya is known for its temperate, cool climate – the coolest area in Sri Lanka.
The drive from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya will take you along many breath-taking plantations, waterfalls, rivers, and other places of wondrous natural beauty. Our guide is very accommodating and will stop along the way for short time explorations, photo opportunities and offer you valuable information along the way regarding all these places and their history.
A trip to a tea plantation and a visit to a tea factory will give you insight to one of Sri Lanka’s oldest trades established since the time of colonial rule.
Tea (Camellia Sinensis) came to be a principal crop in Sri Lanka in the early 1870s’. Prior to 1870s Sri Lanka’s main crop was coffee and no planter showed much interest in tea. The Pioneer of commercial tea cultivation in Sri Lanka was James Taylor who arrived in Ceylon in 1852 to work in “coffee plantations”.
Reputed for its signature taste and aroma, Sri Lanka has become the world’s third largest tea exporter to the world, the country’s largest employer and has the distinction of supplying tea to the Olympic and Commonwealth Games.
Round Trip Day - 3
The Journey Continues
Nanu oya ,Ella,Udawalawe and Thaulle Resort followed by a Safari at Yala National Park
After a sumptuous breakfast in the hotel, it’s time to head south. An early start is recommended for day 3 as there are many places of interest along this journey. The trip can be customized if required.
Your guide will drop you off at the Nanuoya station for one of the most picturesque railway journeys in Sri Lanka. He will then proceed with your baggage and meet you in Ella.
The journey from the Nanuoya station in Nuwara Eliya to Ella will take maximum 02hrs.
Your train journey will take you through a natural scenic route and the highlight is the viaduct Nine Arch Bridge, also called the Bridge in the Sky. It is one of the best examples of colonial-era railway constructions in the country. The construction of the bridge is generally attributed to a local Ceylonese builder, P. K. Appuhami, in consultation with British engineers.
After picking you up from Ella, your guide will then proceed to Udawalawe and introduce you to the Elephant Orphanage situated in close proximity to Udawalawe National Park. Unlike other such establishments in the country, this park has managed to maintain strict rules and regulations and thereby avoid excessive tourism from effecting and negatively impacting the wellbeing of the innocent residents in the park.
Udawalawa to Thaulle – Aprx 1hr drive
Chek in at Thaulle Resort
Your Yala safari can be organixed the same day or anytime during the course of your Ayurveda Treatments at the hotel.The date and time can be coordinated with the doctor so as not the deter from the treatment plan.
Yala National park is undoubtedly the largest and most popular park in Sri Lanka. It consists of five blocks, all of which are at presently open to the public. It is in the southeast region of the country, and lies within the Southern and Uva Provinces. Block 1, or the Ruhuna, is the most visited of the five. Visitors can expect to see wild elephants, wild boars, wild buffaloes, leopards, bears, deer and crocodiles. Large flocks of migratory and indigenous birds are also found here.
Other possible incidents and fees that are not included
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages at all hotels.
- Lunch or any other additional meals.
- Camera fees at sites.
- Tips & Porter charges
- Item of personal nature such as,laundry,telephone calls etc.
- Visa fees to enter Sri Lanka.